April 22, 2005
FULL-TILT FOLK FROM THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS. Cheres is “the best purveyor of authentic Ukrainian folk music in the United States,” says Joseph Hickerson, retired head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. Founded in 1990 by master piper/clarinetist Andriy Milavsky, the group’s vigorous repertoire features instrumentals from the mountains of Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and neighboring Eastern European countries.
“Cheres captivates its listeners with centuries-old Carpathian folk hits that drift off into spacious caverns that jazz fans might call home.” –Poughkeepsie Journal
Andriy Milavsky is “the Charlie Parker of Ukraine.” -Next Big Thing, WNYC Radio
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